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Are there any premium Chinese steels?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Nsled, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    One thing I've seen before is 9Cr13 being passed off as D2 because aside from the low carbon and vanadium it's kinda similar.
  2. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Would that explain ^ why some people who get a China D2 knife say that they were surprised how relatively easy it was to get hair shaving sharp? My general experience with D2 is its a fantastic tough steel but don't bother with getting it much past toothy sharp. Whereas the 9CR13 that I've tried on a Spyderco Mule was able to get a very sharp edge and hold it much like 440C. The people who thought they were getting D2 were in actually getting a decent enough variant that was closer to 440C...
  3. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    Not a big fan of anything made in China!
    onionfan and danbot like this.

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